When well-designed, slides are a powerful teaching tool. They spark inquiry, focus attention, create connections, and prompt questions and dialogue. They help us see (literally) concepts, leading to a better understanding (they make learning stickier.) Without intention, our slides might also undermine our teaching. Our presentations may clutter content and distract our students. This course is a working studio for educators of any discipline and grade level (artistic or design experience is not required) and offers a concise and active guide to visual design for multimedia learning.
Key Questions Covered:
- What is the brain science around how we process auditory and visual information?
- When should I (or shouldn’t I) use slides or other multimedia visuals to best support teaching and learning?
- What universal graphic design principles will make the making of slides faster and the slides themselves more impactful?
COURSE FORMAT: 4 Hours | Virtual
Course hours can be scheduled flexibly. Contact us to coordinate a time and date. Participants may submit a slidedeck for a course you are teaching ahead of time or during the course for individualized feedback.